Lucky Strike Reopens in Soho; Back Forty Launches Weekend Happy Hour

• Eat cheap at Back Forty with their new weekend afternoon happy hour menu. Saturday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., grass-fed burger sliders are $3 each, goat meatball sliders are $5 each, chicken wings and fresh doughnuts are $7, a green salad is $9, and a basket of fries goes for $6. [Grub Street]

• According to a tweet from owner David Massoni, Pork Slope, Talde, and Thistle Hill Tavern are all open for brunch tomorrow and every Friday in December. [Grub Street]

• Keith McNally’s Lucky Strike in Soho is open again after suffering basement flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Welcome back, Lucky Strike. [Eater]

New Amsterdam Market is offering an unprecedented selection of dates this weekend. Palermo dates and nuts from San Francisco will have walnuts and Medjool, Deglet Noor, Barhi, Khadrawy, Rutab, Khalal, Tamar, Sphinx, Thoory, and Zahidi dates. And if dates aren’t your thing, you can check out the full list of vendors here. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. [Grub Street]

Mile End is now serving surf-and-turf latkes. For $16, get two latkes made of celery root and parsnips. One is topped with chopped liver, gribenes, and pickled eggs; the other has trout roe and whitefish salad. [Eater]